A local arborist, Matt Horowitz, in conjunction with LCPD and FOZP, is leading a project to try to stem the chronic erosion that is eating away the lake bank. Work began on Earth Day (April 22nd 2017) as a team of volunteers and scouts created a test wall from woven willow branches. Willow roots easily, and acts as a shock absorber, collecting silt and stabilizing the bank. Small invertebrates flourish amid the willow ‘wall’, and these in turn feed fish.
The project will be ongoing. The test area has been successful, and further planting is planned along other areas of the bank, pending permits that are currently in process. Please look out for more details as the work progresses, as there will be more opportunities to get involved.